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7th Grade Identity Comics

March 03, 2017 After close reading of the graphic novel American Born Chinese by Gene Leung Yang, the seventh graders examined the theme of identity as it came up in the novel. Three questions surfaced from the three story lines: When have you questioned an aspect of your identity? When have you hidden an aspect... » read more

Thank You, Raise Your Hand Supporters!

February 27, 2017 On February 15, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom delivered the keynote address at this year's Raise Your Hand dinner in support of Breakthrough SF.  Now in its seventh year, the Raise Your Hand event provides essential financial support for Breakthrough's high-impact programming... » read more

A Sunny Day in the Panhandle

February 20, 2017 San Francisco Day School families were rewarded with great weather at the February Panhandle Work Day.  Students and their families took turns working with shovels, rakes, and even wheelbarrows to beautify and nurture our local park.  Our final Panhandle Work Day of the school year takes... » read more

SFDS Winter Sports Season Wrap-Up

February 13, 2017 This year's winter sports season came to a swift conclusion. In the final week, 5th through 8th grade boys and 7th and 8th grade girls competed in basketball while our 5th and 6th grade girls took to the pitch in soccer. All in all, it was hard-fought season with each team showing their mettle. It... » read more

8th Graders Perform Mockingbird Monologues

February 09, 2017 After completing the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the eighth graders each adopted one character from the book. Individually, the students jumped into the shoes of this character and wrote an original monologue in the voice of the character. They tackled big issues like racism, social... » read more

Coding and Design in 2nd Grade

February 03, 2017 The second graders are hard at work "coding" Victorian features in Hopscotch!  Students will use their knowledge of geometry, the Hopscotch app, and Victorian features to create dream homes to be added to their Digital Portfolios. Click the links below to watch their work in action! Student... » read more

First Grade Community Project

February 03, 2017 The First Grade SFDS Community Project wrapped up in February after our firsties created many new friendships within the school community. During this project, the students learn about community by selecting a community member to learn about and get to know.  In order to get to know each other... » read more

2017 Geo Bee at SFDS

January 30, 2017 Quick! What's the largest desert on Earth? (Antarctica. Wow, neat!)The San Francisco Day School Geo Bee competition was held on Monday, January 30th. Led by Mr. Bee, (otherwise known as Mr. Duryee-Browner, upper school history teacher), the Geo Bee is a marvelous quick-fire geography competition... » read more

The Great Listen

January 20, 2017 SFDS eighth-grade students recently had the opportunity to interview someone close to them and submit that interview directly to the Library of Congress; quickly and simply adding their voices to the history of our country. These interviews were part of The Great Thanksgiving Listen, a project of... » read more
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